American Airlinesâ€™ proposed merger with US Airways yesterday received a boost after the Fort Worth-based carrierâ€™s bankruptcy judge approved the consolidation plan. Judge Sean Laneâ€™s approval, which was not a surprise, allows the airlines to proceed with their merger should they successfully defend against an anti-trust lawsuit filed by the U.S. Justice Department (DOJ). That defense formally began late Sept. 10, when American and US Airways separately filed responses to DOJâ€™s ...
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